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Jan 25, 2013 10:30pm EST
most important civil rights protest in the world. [applause] please join me in welcoming the new president of the march for life, jeanne monahan. [applause] >> thank you. is anybody cold out there? [laughter] it is a little chilly, right? is ok. we are here for a pretty important cause, right? [applause]i can't. . hear you. [applause] today marks a somber moment in our country's history. we remember that 55 million americans have died as a result of legalized abortion in the last four decades. 55 million. this makes up about a fix of our current adulation in the united states of america. even the center for disease control and prevention reported that about one in five people are not allowed to live annually in the united states because of abortion. abortion truly is the human rights abuse of today. [applause] and abortion is not good for women. experience, science, and research continue to show what common sense already tells us. abortion takes the life of a baby and wounds its mother and father. it is a somber moment. and yet, i believe that we are seeing signs of hope of a new
Jan 28, 2013 8:00pm EST
on obama's inaugural address last week and what you described as the difference between civil rights and civil liberties under this administration. >> be inauguration speech was picking up a common mantra in the obama administration of achieving equality which is a noble and important goal. i think the most significant thing about the inauguration speech which i particularly thought was wonderful was his reference to gay rights and the gay movement. it establishes commitment to equality. i want to know, he has not been particularly aggressive in supporting gay-rights in his first administration. they argued the same arguments as the bush administration and he still refuses to make clear his position on key legal aspects of gay-rights. the first term was not nearly as passionate as that speech would suggest. what was missing once again was a discussion of civil liberties. it reflects his great schism in the democratic and liberal community of barack obama. i wrote a column of how he has destroyed the civil liberties movement in the united states by dividing it in no way we still have not
Jan 21, 2013 10:00am EST
, i would now like to introduce civil rights leader merlie evers, who will lead us in the invocation. [applause] >> america, we are here, our nation's capital, on this day, january 21, 2013. the inauguration of our 45th president, barack obama. we come at this time to ask blessings upon our leaders. the president, vice-president, members of congress, all elected and appointed officials of the united states of america. we are here to ask blessings upon our armed forces, blessings upon all who contribute to the essence of the american spirit, the american dream, the opportunity to become what ever are mankind, womankind allows us to be. this is the promise of america. as we sing the words of belief, this is my country, let us act upon the meeting that everyone is included. made the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy and girl be honored. may all your people flourish in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors which has allowed us to move from a nati
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